Trine’s Overlooked Film Festival continues with ‘Leave No Trace’

Trine University’s Overlooked Film Festival will continue this Thursday, Nov. 8, with “Leave No Trace.”

The Overlooked Film Festival gives members of Trine’s local community the opportunity to watch free films that were not released locally or that were generally “overlooked” at the time of their release. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Fabiani Theater in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center.

The film festival is one of Trine’s major community outreaches, bringing everyone together once a week to enjoy a film. The event’s audience is a mix of students, community members, and Trine faculty and staff.

Concessions will be sold outside the theater by sisters of Phi Sigma sorority prior to the showing. Fabiani has a maximum capacity of 320 guests, so it’s recommended that attendees with specific seating preferences arrive early.

“Leave No trace,” rated PG, tells a very real American story of survival as a veteran faces his trauma when he and his daughter rejoin society after living off the grid. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times explains that, “the title evokes the ethos embraced by experienced campers and others who know the true way to love nature is to do no harm. In ‘Leave No Trace,’ the words also come to mean something more disturbing and difficult, namely the desire and sometimes the need to be so far apart from civilization that you’re profoundly, perhaps permanently outside it.”